Vrishaka

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Vrishaka (वृषक) was one of the Kshatriyas who brought tributes on Rajasuya sacrifice of Yudhisthira.

Jat Gotras from Vrishaka

Bisla (बिसला) Bisala (बिसला) Visla (विसला) Visala (विसला) Bisle (बीसले) - Bisla Jat gotra has originated after an ancient king of the name Vrishaka (वृषक). [1].

In Mahabharata

Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 31 mentions that --the ever-victorious Nakula when reached Hastinapura,He formally invited Bhishma and Dhritarashtra. The elder of the Kuru race with the preceptor at their head, invited with due ceremonies, came with joyous hearts to that sacrifice, with Brahmanas walking before them. In King Yudhishthira's sacrifice, hundreds of other Kshatriyas acquainted with the nature of the sacrifice.

Among them were - Achala, and Vrishaka, and Karna that foremost of all charioteers, and Salya endued with great might and the strong Valhika:

अचलॊ वृषकश चैव कर्णश च रदिनां वरः
ऋतः शल्यॊ मथ्रराजॊ बाह्लिकश च महारदः (Mahabharata:II.31.7)

References

  1. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihasa (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998 p. 266

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